short reckonings make long friends

short reckonings make long friends

proverb Settling debts or returning borrowed items as quickly as possible helps to maintain healthy friendships. I know you won't be able to pay me all this money back right away, but just remember that short reckonings make long friends. I hate having something that someone lent to me, because I know that short reckonings make long friends.
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Short reckonings make long friends.

Prov. If you borrow something from a friend, pay it back as soon as possible so that the two of you remain friendly. Now that you've finished using Bert's saw, take it right back to him. Short reckonings make long friends.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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